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Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  2020 Vol.21 No.1 P.39-61


Channel measurements and models for 6G: current status and future outlook

Author(s):  Jian-hua Zhang, Pan Tang, Li Yu, Tao Jiang, Lei Tian

Affiliation(s):  State Key Lab of Networking and Switching Technology, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China

Corresponding email(s):   jhzhang@bupt.edu.cn, tangpan27@bupt.edu.cn

Key Words:  Channel measurements, Channel models, Sixth generation, Terahertz, Industrial Internet of Things, Space-air-ground integrated network, Machine learning

Jian-hua Zhang, Pan Tang, Li Yu, Tao Jiang, Lei Tian. Channel measurements and models for 6G: current status and future outlook[J]. Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, 2020, 21(1): 39-61.

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With the commercialization of fifth generation networks worldwide, research into sixth generation (6G) networks has been launched to meet the demands for high data rates and low latency for future services. A wireless propagation channel is the transmission medium to transfer information between the transmitter and the receiver. Moreover, channel properties determine the ultimate performance limit of wireless communication systems. Thus, conducting channel research is a prerequisite to designing 6G wireless communication systems. In this paper, we first introduce several emerging technologies and applications for 6G, such as terahertz communication, industrial Internet of Things, space-air-ground integrated network, and machine learning, and point out the developing trends of 6G channel models. Then, we give a review of channel measurements and models for the technologies and applications. Finally, the outlook for 6G channel measurements and models is discussed.





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